Victoria Tauli-Corpuz - updates

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Manila court clears 4 in DOJ’s terror tag request

Aug 08, 2018 - 4:46 PM

(UPDATED) Branch 19 does not throw out the main petition seeking to declare the CPP-NPA as a terrorist group

CLEARED. Manila RTC Branch 19 clears Satur Ocampo, Rafael Baylosis, Jose Melencio Molintas and Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (L-R) from the government petition to declare 649 individuals as terrorists.

Malacañang tells EU Parliament to be prudent in issuing resolutions

Apr 20, 2018 - 3:55 PM

'Na saan na po 'yung mga bangkay?' asks Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque as he disputes the 12,000 figure used by the European Parliament in its resolution calling for an end to extrajudicial killings in the Philippines

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announces during a press conference at the Presidential Guest House in Panacan, Davao City on January 4, 2018 that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has decided to terminate the services of Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Administrator Marcial Quirico Amaro III upon verifying complaints that the administrator has made excessive trips overseas. Amaro's termination from the service is part of the President's commitment to eliminate graft and corruption in government. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Malacañang rejects 'authoritarian' tag: Rule of law 'thrives' in PH

Mar 31, 2018 - 4:18 PM

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says UN Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz is 'detached with the realities happening in the Philippines'

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES. The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz gestures during a press conference in Tegucigalpa on April 20, 2017. File photo by Orlando Sierra/AFP

UN Environment hits 'terrorist' tag on Filipino IP advocates

Mar 18, 2018 - 11:20 AM

'These charges must be dropped immediately,' says United Nations Environment head Erik Solheim

TERRORIST TAG. The UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli Corpuz, is included in the Philippine government's list of terrorists, along with CPP members. File photo by Orlando Sierra/AFP

CHR to Malacañang: Stop attacks on human rights defenders

Mar 14, 2018 - 12:23 PM

'Rather than attacking human rights bodies and human rights defenders, we urge the government to display sincere commitment to transparency and the rule of law by allowing unhampered investigations to take place,' the Commission on Human Rights says

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the meeting with local chief executives from Luzon at the Royce Hotel in Clark, Pampanga on March 7, 2018, reiterates his strong stance against corruption and illegal drugs. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Psychiatric test? 'World needs more Dutertes,' says Cayetano

Mar 10, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano calls out UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein for suggesting that President Rodrigo Duterte undergo psychiatric evaluation because of his continued 'disgraceful' attacks on UN special rapporteurs

PHILIPPINE LEADER. President Rodrigo Duterte talks to rebel returnees in the Palace Heroes Hall pn March 6, 2018. Presidential Photo

PH 'terror' list a 'gov't hit list' – Human Rights Watch

Mar 09, 2018 - 12:19 PM

'We are shocked that the special rapporteur is being targeted because of her work defending the rights of indigenous peoples,' UN rights experts say of the inclusion of UN special rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz in the list

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Roque hits Agnes Callamard: She’s not qualified to probe EJKs

Jan 02, 2018 - 12:21 PM

But UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard has a 'distinguished' career in human rights and humanitarian work across the globe

QUALIFIED. UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard delivers a keynote message during the "Drug Issues, Different Perspective: A Policy Forum" at the UP campus on May 5, 2017. Screenshot from Rappler

Agnes Callamard backs two Filipino UN experts hit by Malacañang

Dec 31, 2017 - 10:41 PM

United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Agnes Callamard defends fellow experts Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and Cecilia Jimenez-Damary

UN EXPERT. In this photo dated October 20, 2016, UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard addresses an event on the death penalty and terrorism-related offenses. File photo by Kim Haughton/UN Photo

Native people's rights violated in name of 'conservation' – UN

Sep 07, 2016 - 10:54 AM

UN expert: Some conservation groups violating indigenous people s rights by by backing projects that oust them from their ancestral homes in the name of environmental preservation

In this photo taken on April 29, 2015 shows a village in Mayoyao, Ifugao province, part of the spectacular mountain rice terrace region in the northern Philippines that is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Karl Malakunas/AFP

UN experts on Lumad killings: Unacceptable, deplorable

Sep 23, 2015 - 3:40 PM

Military occupation of civilian institutions and killing of civilians are unacceptable deplorable and contrary to international human rights and international humanitarian standards

STOP LUMAD KILLINGS. Indigenous peoples and advocates light candles for Lumad victims and Emok Samarca, one of slain indigenous rights defenders in Surigao del Sur on September 11. Samarca was killed allegedly by paramilitary groups in Han-ayan, Brgy Diatagon in front of hundreds of residents who were allegedly ordered out of their homes.

Non-Moro indigenous peoples aren't second class citizens - Part 2

May 21, 2015 - 11:16 PM

It is unacceptable to see a law which relegates non Moro indigenous peoples as second class citizens in their own ancestral domains and territories

BBL falls short on UN indigenous peoples rights

May 20, 2015 - 2:39 PM

The UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples thinks the proposed Bangsamoro law falls short in meeting the minimum international standards for the survival dignity and well being of indigenous peoples

Two Filipinos are 'must-hears' in climate discussion – global org

Aug 11, 2014 - 2:45 PM

A global scientific organization lists 20 people – including Filipinos Victoria Tauli Corpuz and Naderev Saño – they want to hear talk at the upcoming 2015 climate talks in Paris

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz. File photo/Rappler

Rising to the challenge: A witness and a voice for indigenous people

Apr 01, 2014 - 6:56 PM

Corpuz s role as the UN Special Rapporteur involves raising awareness about the minimum international standards to ensure the survival dignity and well being of indigenous people